News & Updates
October 14, 2019
BEA 2020-21 Broadcasting & Electronic Media Scholarships
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. Scholarships available are as follows:

For study in ANY electronic MEDIA area:
  • Vincent T. Wasilewski Award - $4,000 (Graduate Students only)
  • Peter B. Orlik Award - $3,000
  • Richard Eaton Foundation Award - $2,500
  • BEA Founders Award - $1,500
  • Edward O. Fritts Award - $1,000

For Study toward a career in RADIO:
  • Abe Voron Award - $3,000
  • John Bayliss Award - $2,500

For research interest in BROADCAST HISTORY:
  • Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award - $3,000 (Graduate Students Only)

For studies related to MEDIA TECHNOLOGY and INNOVATION:
  • PILOT Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships - $5,000 (current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply)

Applications are due Oct. 14
Win a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Apply for the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship by Dec. 1
The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship recognizes Greenlee majors who exhibit extraordinary understanding of the responsibilities of covering the chief executive and the core principle of social responsibility that resides with journalists. The recipient receives $5,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital. Past recipients attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner . Applications are due Dec. 1. Learn more about the application criteria and guidelines. >>
Apply for 2020-21 Greenlee Scholarships
We see your ambition, your drive and your desire to make your mark, and we want to invest in your success. Because of the generosity of our donors, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication awards over $100,000 in scholarships to its students annually.

Apply for Greenlee School scholarships, along with other scholarships available through Iowa State University, using  OneApp . You must complete the five designated Greenlee School questions in the LAS application portion of OneApp by the stated deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The Greenlee School scholarship selection committee will use the information available in OneApp as of the deadlines listed below for current undergraduate and transfer students:
  • Sept. 1, 2019: OneApp open to all current undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • March 2, 2020 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2020 current and transfer student scholarship applications.
Fall 2019 PIE Testing Dates

Passing the Poynter Institute Exam (known in Greenlee as PIE) is a prerequisite for JL MC 201. The exam is offered as part of an online course, Iowa State University Language Primer Course Pack (Fall 2019), offered through Poynter's News University. Students must receive a score of 78 or above to pass the PIE.

Although you can work through the course and the practice drills from any browser,  you must take the exam in Hamilton Hall during a testing day for your score to count. You can only take the exam once per testing date.

Visit our website for more information and to learn how to sign up, study for and take the test.

Fall 2019 Testing Dates:
  • Friday, Oct. 11
  • Friday, Oct. 25
  • Friday, Nov. 8
  • Friday, Nov. 15
  • Friday, Dec. 6

The final exam will begin in Hamilton 10A or 10B on the hour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Friday. Students do not need to sign up for a specific time. Students should arrive 10-15 minutes to log in to the exam.
Questions? See the FAQ section and study resources on our websit e . Other questions should be directed to Kelsie Poe at  or 101 Hamilton Hall.
Apply for the summer 2020 ASME Internship Program
Applications are now open for the Magazine Internship Program sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. This 10-week program places rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.  The 2020 ASME internship program will run from May 27-Aug. 7.
Recent participants have worked at ESSENCE, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Men's Health, National Geographic, People, Rachael Ray Every Day, Women's Health  and more . Iowa State students have been selected in the recent past, interning with The Knot, The Forward and Inc. Magazine .
Applicants must complete their junior year before June 2020 and expect to graduate in spring 2021. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 will be considered for an internship.
How to apply

The Greenlee School may recommend up to two students for the program. (Applicants recommended by journalism departments or career-guidance offices are given preference over students from the same school.) 
To be considered for an official Greenlee School nomination for the program, students must submit pdfs of their applications (all in one PDF, see list below) to Deb Gibson at by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 .
Applications must contain the following:
  • A completed application. To access the application, register on ASME's website and log in. Save, but do not submit your answers or pay the $40 processing fee at this time. Include the questions and your answers in the PDF you prepare for Deb.
  • A one-page cover letter (addressed to Sidney Holt, Executive Director, ASME) explaining why you are interested in magazine journalism; why you want to participate in the Magazine Internship Program; and what qualifies you to be an ASME intern. The selection committee wants to know how your course of study has prepared you to be an ASME intern and how you plan to use the skills and insights you gain from participation in the Magazine Internship Program not only to advance your career but to benefit the publications where you work your senior year 
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an intern supervisor or employer who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A current resume
  • No more than 10 clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where you have interned or worked that demonstrate reporting skills as well as an interest in and knowledge of a range of topics
Greenlee School selections will be made the week of Nov. 18. You will be notified in time to upload and submit your complete application, including the Greenlee School's one-paragraph letter of nomination, and pay the $40 processing fee online before  ASME's official Saturday, Dec. 1 deadline .  

Learn more about the criteria, how interns are chosen by ASME, internship dates and finances/housing on ASME's magazine program website.

Questions? Contact Deb Gibson .
Are you interested in grad school?
The Greenlee master’s program is a 32-credit course of study culminating in a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in journalism and mass communication. Two tracks are available: one for students who desire specialized study in communication theory and research and one for students who wish to develop or strengthen their professional and strategic communication skills.

Within the master’s program, you will explore new ideas through a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to your individual interests and program of study. We will challenge your thinking and deepen your expertise to prepare you for a successful future.

Interested in learning more?
Contact Dr. Gang Han, Director of Graduate Education, at
Study the History of African American Images in Film
What:  Engl 445: History of African American Images in Film
Who: Taught by Dr. Novotny Lawrency, Associate Professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the English Department
When: Spring 2020
  • What was the catalyst for #OscarsSoWhite in 2016? 
  • Why is Black Panther considered a cinematic milestone when other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have also performed incredibly well at the global box office? 
  • In September 2018, why did actress Viola Davis state in interviews that she regrets appearing in The Help (2011)? 

This course is an historical and critical examination of the diverse images of African-Americans in cinema since the medium emerged as a popular form of entertainment. This cinematic exploration will be informed by discussions of U.S. politics, economics, and culture, important factors that play a significant role in the construction of African American filmic identities. While narrative and non-narrative cinema are the primary focus of the course, Black representations also subject to exploration may include hip-hop music/videos, television news, reality television, sports, memes, YouTube videos, and other relevant media as they arise over the duration of the semester.  More info. >>>
Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Innovation Competition
What:  The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting a student development competition that allows interdisciplinary U.S. college students to come together to develop an app, prototype, program that could solve a journalism challenge. This year’s challenge is to create a program, tool or prototype for photo, video or audio verification. Deep fake videos, fabricated photos and audio are among the biggest challenges the news industry faces. Lawmakers have considered legislation against false images, but how long will it take for policies to be implemented and will they be able to solve the problem?
Who:  This year’s competition is open to  all U.S. college students . Typically teams come from various backgrounds including computer science, journalism and business. This year there must be at least one journalism or communications student on the team. 
Where:  Develop the idea from your school or university. If your team is selected as a finalist, you would come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Sat. Feb. 8 to present in front of a panel of industry judges and the public. 
When:  Students who plan to enter the competition have the next three months to build their tool, prototype or program.
Why:  1. Chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money
          2. Looks good on your resume.
          3. Your finished prototype could turn into a future business opportunity. 
How:  Find out more about the prizes, entry rules, eligibility requirements, contact info for all of your questions, as well as the judging criteria and timeline here: . Applications are due Dec. 1.
What I learned from S.E. Cupp
In this Greenlee Summit blog post, Danielle Bauer, sophomore in journalism and mass communication, shares her takeaways about journalism and democracy from the Sept. 5 S.E. Cupp lecture. Did you miss it? You can hear the lecture audio online.
Clubs & Organizations
Join Cardinal Eats!
Calling all designers, photographers, public relations and marketers to join our group of foodies!

Cardinal Eats is a campus publication about the one thing in life that we all love-food. From tasty recipes you’ll love, to the more serious ways that food impacts our lives, we want to open up a discussion about the most basic reflections of ourselves. 
We meet in 163 Hamilton Hall every Monday at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join Veritas!

Calling all writers, photographers, graphic designers and communicators!

Veritas is currently looking for students to contribute to their next issue focused on the caucuses.

Veritas, Latin for truth, is a non-partisan publication that focuses on in-depth coverage of law and politics.

Our first meeting is October 16 from 12-1 p.m. in Hamilton Hall Room 172.

If interested or have any questions, please contact Olivia Benjamin,
Join the Advertising Club!
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • December 4

Ad Club meets in 163 Hamilton Hall at 7 p.m.
Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at .
Around Campus
Workshop: Using Your Social Media Feed to Succeed

Please RSVP for these LAS Career Services presentations through CyHire. The events can be found under the Career Presentations tab in your CyHire account. Simply select RSVP once you find the event. There are two times available:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12:10-1 p.m.
LASCS Conference Room, Carver 171

Thursday, Oct. 17, 3:10-4 p.m.
LASCS Conference Room, Carver 171
Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: Media and the 2020 Election
When: Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union
What: Alexander Heffner is the host of  The Open Mind  on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life, and millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been profiled in the  Washington Post , the  New York Times , the  Des Moines Register  and numerous other outlets. This lecture will provide students with the opportunity to engage with Mr. Heffner about their importance in the Iowa Caucuses and the 2020 elections. Students will be able to register to vote at the event.
"This Week at Greenlee" is a weekly newsletter sent on Mondays during the academic year. It is curated by the Greenlee School communications team for Greenlee School students, faculty and staff. Student clubs and organizations relevant to journalism, advertising and public relations are welcome to submit news and announcements for inclusion in the newsletter. Send your news to Maria Charbonneaux , communications specialist, by 11 p.m. on Sunday for inclusion in the next day's newsletter.